Pauline was born April 13, 1915, in Clay County. She was the daughter of Harry and Floy Emmert. She was married Nov. 10, 1934, to Anthony Wayne (Tony) Collins, who preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1994. Pauline was a seamstress who made beautiful bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses and flower girl dresses for many weddings. She was also notorious for her noodles, pies and goodies.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, one son, her parents, one sister Harriet Knust, and one brother Cliff Emmert.
She is survived by two sons Terry (Janet), Walton, Ind., Casey (Rosalie), Cory, four grandchildren, Scot Collins (Sharon), Bringhurst, Ind., Stacey Robertson, Logansport, Ind., Jeff Collins, Brazil, Jodie Travis (Tony), Brazil, nine great-grandchildren, John, Jared, Jordan, and Sarah Collins, Alicia and A.J. Robertson, Hunter Collins, Shandi and Tyler Travis, two sisters Ann Ferguson and Marjorie Stoelting and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held today, at 1 p.m., at the French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, with Pastor Laura Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Van Cleve/Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m., until time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Van Cleve Cemetery Fund -- Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church C/O Betty Jackson 337 N. Co. Rd. 250 W. Brazil, IN 47834.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.